The Carrion Crow (William Webster Pearson)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-27)  CPDL #77626:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-27).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 670 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The Carrion Crow
Composer: William Webster Pearson
Lyricist:
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsongNursery-rhyme

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1888 Novello, Ewer, and Co.
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Original text and translations

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A carrion crow once sat on an oak,
     Folderollay, Sing folderollay!
Watching a tailor shape his cloak,
     Folderollay, Sing folderollay!
Wife, bring me my old bent bow,
     Folderollay, Sing folderollay!
That I may shoot yon carrion crow!
     Folderollay, Sing folderollay!
          Sing hey, sing ho!
          The carrion crow!

The tailor he shot, and miss’d his mark,
     Folderollay, Sing folderollay!
And shot his old sow right through the heart,
     Folderollay, Sing folderollay!
Wife, bring me brandy in a spoon,
     Folderollay, Sing folderollay!
For our old sow is in a swoon!
     Folderollay, Sing folderollay!
          Sing hey derry doon!
          The sow and the spoon!